Clinical Pilates

Clinical Pilates focuses on body control, strengthening the deep core muscles, deepening the connection between breath and movement, and teaching proper physiological movement. In Pilates, the deep core muscles are always activated first, followed by movements of the rest of the body through various Pilates exercises. This form of exercise is suitable for both individuals with poor fitness levels and elite athletes, as it can be adapted to meet the specific needs of each patient.

Pilates is a very safe form of exercise, as movement control plays a significant role, and the patient’s condition is assessed before starting Pilates. Pilates can be used to motivate patients to move, alleviate painful movements, or aid in the rehabilitation of sports injuries.

Pilates is a form of exercise created by Joseph Pilates. He was himself in poor physical condition and dedicated his life to improving his physical health. He believed that detrimental habits, poor posture, and weak breathing were the foundation of poor health. Therefore, Pilates teaches muscle control through the mind, building a stronger body, and increasing awareness of the importance of breath.

When should you choose Pilates?

We recommend clinical Pilates if you are unsure about starting exercise due to pain or musculoskeletal disorders and want to begin exercising safely at your own pace or rehabilitate a sports injury through Pilates. Clinical Pilates is also suitable for those who want to maintain their body through Pilates but cannot commit to group exercise classes due to their lifestyle.

Pilates can also be a suitable form of exercise for postnatal recovery or pregnant women!

What is clinical Pilates?

Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on body control, strength, mobility, and combining breath with movement. It includes specifically chosen exercises designed to maintain body mobility in all aspects of life (work, posture, sports, and leisure).

Is clinical Pilates safe?

Yes. During the initial visit, we conduct an interview to assess the health and condition of the musculoskeletal system and any existing medical conditions that may affect the creation of an exercise program. The program is always individually tailored to serve the unique needs and starting point of each individual.

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothes that allow you to move freely.

Book an appointment with us

Book an appointment with Essi through our online booking system and select “Osteopathy” as the service, along with the desired duration. In the additional information section of the booking, write “Pilates”.

You can find Essi’s clinic at two locations, Kaartinkaupunki and Töölö. Read more about Essi on our Staff page!